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May 14, 2003

Who Shot Mohammad Al-Dura

From The Atlantic Monthly:

Who Shot Mohammed al-Dura?


Pretty clearly not the IDF. Not sure I believe the hoax theory, but anything is possible.

The article also has a couple of random gems:

To watch the raw footage is to wonder, repeatedly, What is going on here? In some scenes groups of Palestinians duck for cover from gunfire while others nonchalantly talk or smoke just five feet away. At one dramatic moment a Palestinian man dives forward clutching his leg, as if shot in the thigh. An ambulance somehow arrives to collect him exactly two seconds later, before he has stopped rolling from the momentum of his fall. Another man is loaded into an ambulance—and, in footage from a different TV camera, appears to jump out of it again some minutes later...

A BBC TV report on the funeral began, "A Palestinian boy has been martyred."

Many of the major U.S. news organizations reported that the funeral was held on the evening of September 30, a few hours after the shooting. Oddly, on film the procession appears to take place in full sunlight, with shadows indicative of midday.